Transport Priorities of Bath’s 2017 Parliamentary Candidates

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Ped Asgarian, Transition Bath’s Transport Convenor interviewed our prospective parliamentary candidates this weekend. During the interviews he asked each of the 4 candidates to prioritise 11 potential transport projects for Bath. Their answers appear above.

The only project which all candidates could agree on as a top priority is the Low Carbon Emissions zone for the centre of Bath, after that their priorities diverged. Most were in favour of completing rail projects including the electrification of the Bristol to Bath section of the Great Western Railway and new stations at Box and Corsham. The biggest divergence was between Ben Howlett who has been pushing for an A36-A46 link road and the rest of the candidates who are largely set against it. Interestingly even Ben put the Bathampton Meadows Park and Ride project towards the bottom of his priorities. All candidates objected to the Cable Car project from the centre of Bath to Mulberry Park despite the fact that little information is available for the project, like its route and a business case.

Ped’s written analysis and audio recordings of his interviews with the candidates appears here,